anna brones

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Happy Valentine’s Day. Give Love.

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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

-Dalai Lama

Give love. Receive love. Share love. That is what we should do today and everyday.

(I also made heart-shaped scones in celebration – they’re gluten-free, vegan and super simple – just to bring a little more cheer into a gray and dreary February day. Enjoy!)

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February 14, 2014 at 10:08

Recipe: Flourless Olive Oil and Sesame Seed Brownies

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With all this running lately, I have been craving anything loaded with protein. I can’t get enough of raw nuts and seeds. So it only made sense to make some brownies with them, right?

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February 11, 2014 at 00:35

Recipe: Winter Squash and Kale Millet Burgers

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A new recipe that I am in love with, this was originally posted on Foodie Underground.

I spent last Saturday morning at the local organic market. Unfortunately it was the Saturday after New Year’s and my favorite local producer wasn’t there.

“It’s France, aren’t all the market people local producers?” you ask. Well, you would like to think so. It’s romantic to envision all the Ile-de-France farmers descending upon Paris to sell their goods, a basket of local produce only a market away for the food lover, but the reality is that many of the markets are filled with distributors as opposed to producers, which makes it easy to get mangoes and pineapple in January in Paris and yet more of an effort to track down a locally grown potato. I exaggerate to make my point, but there’s an element of truth in it.

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January 17, 2014 at 02:26

The Culinary Cyclist Cookbook: 3 for $20 Holiday Special

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So this year I wrote a book, a cookbook actually, and it’s called The Culinary Cyclist. Yes, food and bicycles all together in one lovely REAL book (you know, those printed things with pages that you flip through?). Want one? You’re in luck. Through December 15, they’re on a little holiday special: 3 books for $20. That’s basically three books for the price of two. Snag a pack now: one book for you, one for your friend, and one that you can keep on hand until you have the “oh no! I forgot to get [insert name here] a gift!”

There’s a lot of good stuff in here, including recipes (all gluten-free + vegetarian) like Baked Egg in Avocado, Raw Walnut Butter and how to make cold brew coffee in a French press. In other words: you need this book.

Click here to buy.

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December 9, 2013 at 09:11

Recipe: Gluten-Free Apple and Date Buckwheat Scones

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I have been in the midst of wrapping up a cookbook with my friend Johanna (more on that here) so there have been a lot of butter and flour combinations in my kitchen as of late.

While that is all well and good (just like Julia Child, I do happen to believe in butter, as long as it’s real butter), sometimes I just crave making something that has nothing to do with standard baking ingredients. A little olive oil here, a little gluten-free flour there.

There is beauty and creativity born out of restriction, after all.

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September 7, 2013 at 07:33

Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Cakes

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Made with olive oil and a blend of almonds and hazelnuts, you can fill these mini cakes with a bit of Nutella (homemade of course!) or jam or whatever else you fancy.

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June 20, 2013 at 07:04

Recipe: Olive Oil Citrus Polenta Cake

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Everyone has to have a couple of go-to cake recipes. Because when it’s Sunday afternoon and you’ve spent all morning drinking coffee and reading The New York Times (you’re still impressed by this week’s Modern Love section, and weren’t Bill Cunningham’s photos great this week?), you better have something to whip up for dessert when your friend throws an impromptu get together. The olive oil polenta cake is mine.

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November 27, 2012 at 06:00

Gluten Free Cardamom Currant Scones

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This recipe has become my Sunday standard, and you wouldn’t even guess that it’s gluten and dairy free. The secret? Ground almonds.

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November 25, 2012 at 12:24

Recipe: Salted Cherry Cardamom Chocolate Bark

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You’re having a chocolate craving. Resist the urge to down a box of cherry cordials and make this elegant yet simple chocolate bark instead. With dried cherries, a dash of sea salt, and some lemon zest, it’s the perfect after dinner treat.

If you’re the kind of person that really loves dark, bitter chocolate, you can even make this with 100% cocoa baking chocolate, which I discovered by accident. Note to self: always read the package before baking. Just be sure to sprinkle a little bit of organic cane sugar over the top before you put it in the fridge to cool to add just a touch of sweetness.

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November 20, 2012 at 06:00

Recipe: Fig and Coconut Walnut Cake

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Packed with protein, omega 3s, and antioxidants, walnuts are an excellent source of energy. Their rich flavor also makes them perfect to bake with. And why wouldn’t you want to bake a cake entirely out of walnuts? Enter the Fig and Coconut Walnut Cake.

This dense cake was inspired by a recipe in an issue of Bon Appetit from earlier this year, but with a few tweaks it quickly turned into a gluten and dairy free version. Add in figs, coconut and chocolate and you have a cake that’s just as good for breakfast as it is for dessert.

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November 13, 2012 at 06:00